Cristiano Ronaldo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23673/all en Soccer-Ronaldo shocked by Boateng racism episode http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-ronaldo-shocked-boateng-racism-episode <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo said it was incredible that episodes of racism still happen in soccer stadiums after AC Milan abandoned a friendly in Italy last week because of offensive chants by spectators.</p> <p>However, the Portuguese forward was non-committal over Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng's decision to walk off the pitch over racist insults during the match against lower tier Pro Patria, saying it was a "personal decision."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-ronaldo-shocked-boateng-racism-episode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Ballon d'Or Boateng Brazilian footballers CDATA Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 100 FIFA World Cup Kevin-Prince Boateng Person Career Quotation Real Madrid C.F. Ronaldo Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:11 +0000 5731423 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real into Cup quarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-soccer-ronaldo-hat-trick-fires-real-cup-quarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quote)</p> <p>By Mark Elkington</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo was the decisive figure for the second time in four days as he scored a hat-trick to lead Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory over Celta Vigo that put them in the quarter-finals of the King's Cup on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Portugal forward, runner-up to Lionel Messi in Monday's World Player of the Year awards, netted twice inside the first 25 minutes at the Bernabeu and sealed the victory near the end after Sergio Ramos had been sent off.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-soccer-ronaldo-hat-trick-fires-real-cup-quarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Spain La Liga Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:30:14 +0000 5732411 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Soccer-Ronaldo defends Mourinho, appeals for unity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/preview-soccer-ronaldo-defends-mourinho-appeals-unity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ronaldo suspended for Osasuna trip</p> <p>* Leaders Barca travel to fourth-placed Malaga</p> <p>By Mark Elkington</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded with Real Madrid fans to get off Jose Mourinho's back and to support the team after a couple of jittery home performances where their coach has been whistled by sections of the Bernabeu.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/preview-soccer-ronaldo-defends-mourinho-appeals-unity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA World Cup Football in Spain Human Interest Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:45:03 +0000 5732544 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Real under more pressure than United to succeed - Ronaldo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-real-under-more-pressure-united-succeed-ronaldo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's anxiety to win a 10th European Cup puts them under greater pressure to succeed than Manchester United when they meet in the last 16 of the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo said on Monday.</p> <p>The Spanish champions host the first leg on Feb. 13 with the return at Old Trafford on March 5 and, with the defence of their league title faltering, success in Europe is taking on even greater significance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-real-under-more-pressure-united-succeed-ronaldo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Portugal La Liga Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:30:27 +0000 5734134 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ronaldo keen to play Ecuador friendly despite "overload" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/soccer-ronaldo-keen-play-ecuador-friendly-despite-overload <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will take part in Wednesday's friendly against Ecuador despite feeling a certain "overload".</p> <p>"I have no specific (physical) problem. There is some overload, but it will not affect my availability," Ronaldo, who turned 28 on Tuesday, told reporters.</p> <p>"I will analyse what is best for me on Wednesday with the coach and doctors. I am here with body and soul. Whether or not I am at 100 percent, I will play," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/soccer-ronaldo-keen-play-ecuador-friendly-despite-overload" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA World Cup Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:45:42 +0000 5746247 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ronaldo hat-trick eases Madrid past Sevilla http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/football-ronaldo-hat-trick-eases-madrid-past-sevilla <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 20th hat-trick as a Real Madrid player as the Spanish champions cruised to a 4-1 victory over Sevilla on Saturday.</p> <p>Ronaldo was even involved in the goal he didn't score as he squared for Karim Benzema to open the scoring on 18 minutes before smashing in his first of the evening eight minutes later.</p> <p>And the former Manchester United man warmed up for Wednesday's meeting with his old club in the Champions League in perfect fashion as he scored twice more from close range in the first 14 minutes of the second-half.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/football-ronaldo-hat-trick-eases-madrid-past-sevilla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Spain La Liga AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:15:34 +0000 5751422 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ronaldo kept under control by Man United - just http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-ronaldo-kept-under-control-man-united-just <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 13 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said he sought divine intervention whenever Cristiano Ronaldo was on the ball for Real Madrid on Wednesday but, apart from one graceful moment of magic from the Portuguese, his defenders coped on their own.</p> <p>Playing against Manchester United where he grew into one of the world's top players for the first time since leaving in 2009, Ronaldo was the driving force for his side in the 1-1 draw that left the Champions League last-16 tie finely balanced.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-ronaldo-kept-under-control-man-united-just" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:30:05 +0000 5755135 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ronaldo double helps Real sink Barca http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/football-ronaldo-double-helps-real-sink-barca-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cristiano Ronaldo continued his fine goal scoring record at the Nou Camp with a brace as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 to go through to the final of the King's Cup 4-2 on aggregate.</p> <p>The Portuguese hit a first half penalty and then knocked in a rebound after the break as Real took full advantage of their counter-attacks.</p> <p>Raphael Varane headed the third after 68 minutes while Jordi Alba got a late consolation.</p> <p>Real Madrid will now take on the winners of Sevilla and Atletico Madrid who play on Wednesday, the capital side enjoying a 2-1 lead from their first leg.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/football-ronaldo-double-helps-real-sink-barca-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA World Cup Football in Spain AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:16:08 +0000 5767872 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ronaldo Old Trafford return 'difficult': Evra http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/football-ronaldo-old-trafford-return-difficult-evra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford this week when his Real Madrid side take on Manchester United in their Champions'League last-16 second leg amid speculation that he might return on a more permanent basis.</p> <p>One British Sunday newspaper reported he would be willing take a massive pay cut to rejoin United, the club he left for a world record 80 million pounds (92 million euros, 120 million dollars).</p> <p>But, according to another, manager Alex Ferguson has rubbished reports the former idol would be back with the club next summer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/football-ronaldo-old-trafford-return-difficult-evra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Evra Patrice Evra AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:15:57 +0000 5772082 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ronaldo 'sad' after eliminating United http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/football-ronaldo-sad-after-eliminating-united <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he felt "sad" after his goal ended former club Manchester United's involvement in the Champions League and put Real Madrid in the quarter-finals.</p> <p>The Portuguese forward struck a 69th-minute winner at Old Trafford on Tuesday as Madrid fought from behind to earn a 2-1 win on the night and a 3-2 aggregate victory.</p> <p>The 28-year-old, who spent six highly successful seasons at United, received a round of applause prior to kick-off and made a point of not celebrating his winning goal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/football-ronaldo-sad-after-eliminating-united" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA World Cup Football in Spain AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:30:57 +0000 5774420 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ronaldo double sees Madrid past Celta Vigo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/football-ronaldo-double-sees-madrid-past-celta-vigo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Real Madrid registered their sixth consecutive victory in all competitions as two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo led them to a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo.</p> <p>Despite dominating for long spells in the first-half, Madrid couldn't find a way past Celta goalkeeper Javi Varas until just after the hour mark when Ronaldo swept home a loose ball from close range.</p> <p>The lead lasted barely two minutes as Iago Aspas's deflected effort wrong-footed Diego Lopez to bring Celta level.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/football-ronaldo-double-sees-madrid-past-celta-vigo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Spain Sports AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 20:30:53 +0000 5779118 at http://www.globalpost.com Ronaldo's Real double foils fighting Galatasaray http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/real-madrid-advance-despite-3-2-defeat-at-galatasaray <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daren Butler</p> <p>ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid, aiming to become kings of Europe for the 10th time, foiled a dramatic fightback by Galatasaray on Tuesday to reach the Champions League semi-finals.</p> <p>Ronaldo, top scorer in the competition, took his goal tally for the season to 11 to make sure that Jose Mourinho's side went through to the last four 5-3 on aggregate despite losing the second leg 3-2 in Istanbul.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/real-madrid-advance-despite-3-2-defeat-at-galatasaray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Spain Wesley Sneijder Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:46:01 +0000 5808485 at http://www.globalpost.com Ronaldo, eliminate Galatasaray http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/ronaldo-eliminate-galatasaray <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Real Madrid reached the Champions League semifinals for the third straight season on Tuesday despite losing 3-2 at Galatasaray following a second-half resurgence by the Turkish team, reports AP.</p><P>Madrid needed a double from Cristiano Ronaldo to advance 5-3 on aggregate, but only after conceding three goals in a 16-minute span to raise Galatasaray’s hopes of pulling off what would have been a remarkable comeback.</p><P>Ronaldo looked to have wrapped up the quarterfinal series by scoring in the seventh minute for a 4-0 overall lead, requiring Galatasaray to score at least five goals to </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/ronaldo-eliminate-galatasaray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo José Mourinho Wesley Sneijder Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:47:06 +0000 Asianet 5811919 at http://www.globalpost.com Ronaldo: "Messi is a little above Cristiano" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130423/ronaldo-messi-little-above-cristiano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Las Rozas, Spain, Apr 23 (EFE).- Lionel Messi is the world's best soccer player, retired Brazilian great Ronaldo said here Tuesday, ranking FC Barcelona's Argentine forward "a little above" Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who is from Portugal.</p> <p>Ronaldo, who is in Spain to present the plans for June's Confederations Cup tourney in his homeland, said he expects to see Brazil and Spain square off in the final of the event.</p> <p>Following the presentation, the former Real Madrid and Barça star shared his opinions on the current Spanish soccer scene.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130423/ronaldo-messi-little-above-cristiano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA World Cup Football in Spain Agencia EFE Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:46:26 +0000 5823274 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ronaldo out of Madrid derby - club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/football-ronaldo-out-madrid-derby-club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Real Madrid's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Saturday's derby against Atletico Madrid, the club's assistant coach Aitor Karanka confirmed on Friday.</p> <p>Ronaldo, 28, picked up a thigh strain in Wednesday's crushing 4-1 Champions League semi-final, first leg defeat at Borussia Dortmund and did barely five minutes of jogging on Friday before returning to the indoor gym at Real's training complex, Spanish media reported.</p> <p>"He has a muscle problem and he wasn't able to train today and he isn't in the squad for tomorrow," Karanka said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/football-ronaldo-out-madrid-derby-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Spain Sports Technology AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:45:57 +0000 5826300 at http://www.globalpost.com